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Nestlé Skin Health Taps Former Clarins VP Tanya Pushkine

Nestlé Skin Health names former Clarins vice president Tanya Pushkine as head of communications.

On June 30, 2014, Nestlé Skin Health was established as a fully owned Nestlé subsidiary with its board of directors. Traditionally known for its portfolio of food and beverages, the company has tapped the former vice president of public relations and philanthropy at Clarins, Tanya Pushkine, as head of communications for the Nestlé Skin Health Shield Centers, a science and technology network of centers focused on skin health.

Effective Sept. 1, Pushkine will report to the future director of the site and will manage the company’s worldwide communications.

“Joining Nestlé Skin Health is a new and exciting challenge for me, where I will be working with the best minds in science and health care,” Pushkine said. This global venture will have an enormous impact on the population and being part of it very much correlates with my lifelong passion for philanthropy. I will, of course, maintain my strong connection to the beauty world, as there are many similarities.”

Most recently, Pushkine has consulted for several dermatologists in the creation of a new skin-care brand. She also serves on several committees including acting as vice chair for the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Prior to consulting, Pushkine spent eight years at Clarins managing multiple brands. She helped lead the 2013 launch called Double Serum, which became the most successful, award-winning launch in Clarins’ history. Also, Pushkine facilitated a global partnership with Beyoncé and Thierry Mugler, produced a documentary on the Swarovski heritage in Austria and created a global philanthropic platform with FEED and the UN World Food Programme, culminating in a concert produced at Lincoln Center featuring John Legend and President Clinton.

Meanwhile, Pushkine began her career at LVMH running global communications and philanthropy for Sephora. Then, she spent several years at L’Oréal within communications, marketing and business development.